The 5 Terrible Stages Of Crushing With 25 Terrific Songs To Get You Through It

by Ellie Riser

All of us have been there; you walk into a class, you look across a room, maybe you’re mid-conversation with one of your friends, when all of a sudden you lock eyes and it hits you: butterflies in your stomach, sweaty palms, hot cheeks, a huge grin, the whole nine yards. So, in spirit of what some would consider “cuffing season”, I’ve created a five song playlist for each stage to help you get through your sucky neurochemical imbalance. 

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SoundCloud’s Rap Culture: What’s Fact and What’s Fiction

By Ellie Riser

In almost all rap music, there is a level of falseness and fantasy integrated into songs, but when the songs we listen to begin to only focus on the fictional aspects of a certain lifestyle and culture created from a very problematic mold, we, the listeners, forget solving or even understanding the issues being rapped about and start to create a fascination that only further motivates the problems that many real people face.

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Old Town Road by Lil Nas X: Is it Really Not Country?

By Ellie Riser

With new hybrid genres and fresh sounds coming from artists such as BROCKHAMPTON and Tyler, The Creator, audiences all over the United States and the world are now being forced to examine what it means to be strictly a “rap” or “country” fan. As we are seeing more and more songs pushing these boundaries, the biggest music industries have begun to make some questionable calls.

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